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by Inquirer
13 Mar 2018, 15:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 231
Views: 68129

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

This website contains all the quantitive data to do so; maybe something to consider doing?

Anyway: the trend is obvious and quite positive: it's significantly upwards.
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2018, 14:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 231
Views: 68129

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Brussels Airport received more than 1.6 million travellers in February 2018, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same month the previous year and a continuation of the growth in the last months of 2017. Cargo traffic at Brussels Airport has also increased. Indeed, flown and trucked cargo grew by 0....
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2018, 14:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 123
Views: 29348

Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Nice growth figures, driven by the 2 market segments most important to Brussels Airport, i.e. the hub function and intercontinental traffic. I think they will be most pleased to be able to say they aren't at the mercy of low cost airlines for their growth any longer, like they were a couple of years...
by Inquirer
09 Mar 2018, 08:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 162153

Re: Ryanair in 2018

They said also that they wanted to be bigger than SN this year. Is this then based on market share or absolute numbers or both? They may have such ambitions, but I read in the press they will offer some 8.3m seats in Belgium 'this year', which in ryanairspeak actually means from Q2/18 till the end ...
by Inquirer
09 Mar 2018, 08:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

SNL 2nd part of this month SNM first half of April SNK end of May Those are 3 more Airbus 320, right? I wonder where they will all park in the morning as the entire A terminal is already full with B.air planes every day and they even started pushing easyjet/ryanair off their nearby positions as the...
by Inquirer
19 Feb 2018, 11:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 84
Views: 18142

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I'm not going to get involved in the political discussion that is going on here, i'd just want to add a comment to this suggestion: There is a much cheaper solution: Alexander De Croo (junior) invites the Ambassador of Congo (and partner) to a dinner in the Comme Chez Soi. Alexander De Croo then tel...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2018, 15:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 306326

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Nice find! The Belgian register is booming with A340 as of lately, it seems. Never thought I'd live to see one on it after the bankruptcy of Sabena, and now we have 4! As to that Cessna: are you sure it's theirs? It could just be an entry on the same print screen, yet by somebody completely unrelated?
by Inquirer
09 Feb 2018, 21:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 231
Views: 68129

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Quite solid growth numbers, especially for such a weak season! A pity the transatlantic routes didn't follow the general growth trend, but other than that, there's not much negative you can say about these operational figures really, although they seem to admit yield is not where they'd like it to b...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Sir, it does not annoy me the slightest, but I fail to see why you think it should give you any extra credibity? Clearly you feel for yourself you are often struggling to come accross as anything convincing in these discussions. Maybe rather than trying to overbluff people you dont know at all with ...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 143756

Re: VLM Airlines news 2018

Did the Chinese owners not see that before investing? So the airline that got their AOC might be in trouble while the other airline that's ready to fly still doesn't have their AOC and is burning cash... yikes! Well there could be solution though, if Air Belgium takes over VLM then they'll have 3 A...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 39942

Re: VLM Airlines news 2018

Did the Chinese owners not see that before investing? So the airline that got their AOC might be in trouble while the other airline that's ready to fly still doesn't have their AOC and is burning cash... yikes! Well there could be solution though, if Air Belgium takes over VLM then they'll have 3 A...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Yeah, we already all know that since you tell us every time almost: congratulations on it, once again.
As to your answer itself: I'll leave it to each individual reader here to judge for himself the veracity of your reply...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Aer lingus wasn't virtually bankrupt when they bought them, as far as I know, nor needed urgently being recapitalized right before the fight of their life, like Brussels Airlines had to be. Really? You can use google right? Let’s look at their financial results before the take over. They weren’t ne...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 11:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Aer lingus wasn't virtually bankrupt when they bought them, as far as I know, nor needed urgently being recapitalized right before the fight of their life, like Brussels Airlines had to be. Imagine Aer Lingus in a situation B.air was in at the end of 2013 and then ask yourself the question if IAG wo...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 11:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Myself working in an industry where being owned as a subsidiary by a foreign entity is the norm, not the exception, I find the nativity of the Belgian public incredible. And honestly, I find that LH is still using a rather “soft hand”. Funny, because I was about to post the same thing with all the ...
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Sure they do. Problem with the shareholders? F*ck the passengers. What would you do if the back-office is moved (> 1000 people), uncertainty about where you work, etc. Knowing that the current situation is a profitable one. Understandable reaction from the staff affected, but inevitable from a busi...
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 13:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I thought you were not going to discuss any longer? Good to see you reconsider. Why such a drama if Brussels Airlines is renamed or its strategic orientation gets changed? I really fail to see the obsession with a certain name or a certain type of network. It's not like tomorrow they will stop flyin...
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 13:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Well that's entirely your choice.
So far all you've said basically was: "I told you so", and as I've pointed out, you're a fair bit too early with your Schadenfreude to use a German expression, in fact.
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 12:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I don't get personal, I get to the point, as evidenced by what I'd do with them. Too bad you decide not to discuss my idea, because I thought at least someone like you could step beyond the nostalic whining about our links with Africa our the expected union anger because overhead would be slashed. A...
by Inquirer
04 Feb 2018, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247480

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Pitching SN vs LEVEL and Vueling is wrong as they are both LCC’s which SN with its hybrid model is not They are not now, I agree, but it seems to be the plan of Lufthansa to make them just that, remember? A strong long haul network with a short haul feeder is what rhey should have gone for. More re...